Lecture 18 - Energy Resources part 4

Lecture 18 - Energy Resources part 4 - Coal containing a...

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Unformatted text preview: Coal containing a large amount of methane Methane reserves in WY coal would be sufficient for U.S. natural gas use for 5 years Most coal-bed methane shallow and more economical to drill Concerns over extraction processing and transportation Environmental problems associated with production Coal-Bed Methane Potential good source of natural gas 15% methane (CH 4 ), 85% water, frozen Immense carbon reservoir Twice as large as all known fossil fuels As greenhouse gas, methane is 10 times more effective than CO 2 Occurs in sediments on sea floor depths greater than 2000 feet in polar sediments Complicated processes for exploration and production due to highly pressurized conditions Methane Hydrate Methane Hydrate Global Carbon Budget Methane Hydrate Oil Shale Essentially immature source rock Green River Formation U.S. resource is 2 trillion barrels of oil World-wide reserves of oil are 1 trillion barrels Tar Sand Bitumen in sand (natural asphalt) 350 billion barrels of recoverable oil in world Canada has 1.3 trillion barrels as a resourceCanada has 1....
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Hanson during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 18 - Energy Resources part 4 - Coal containing a...

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